The documentary was produced at PACTV’s Summer Video Workshop in 2016. Over a two-week period, five teens took classes in documentary film making, interviewing techniques and editing. They shot the documentary on location at Plimoth Plantation and the Wampanoag Home Site. The resulting documentary short explores the day-to-day life of Wampanoag people in the 1600’s, as well as the history of Thanksgiving from a native perspective. The students conducted the interviews and shot the documentary at Plimoth Plantation over a period of two days and edited their movie with the help of the PACTV staff.
PACTV is offering the summer documentary workshops again in 2017 during the weeks of July 17th and 24th for students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade (in September 2017). For more information about the program, visit www.pactv.org/summerworkshop.